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Meadville historical marker honors 2 black men killed by Klan in ’64

(AP) — Friends and relatives gathered Thursday in a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi to dedicate a new state historical marker honoring two young Black ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Multiple agencies charge 8, identify 7 victims in trafficking operation

On Friday, July 9, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation launched an undercover operation in Lee County, which resulted in the arrests and charges of eight ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Leader Staff.

Amtrak train collides with semi, killing 2 in Mississippi

(AP) — An Amtrak passenger train from New Orleans to Chicago collided with a semi-trailer, killing two people who were not on board, damaging the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

(AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Atheists, humanists sue over Mississippi’s license plates

Four words on Mississippi’s license plates have sparked a federal lawsuit. American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious state residents filed a lawsuit ... Read more

1 month ago by Special Report.

Amazon to build 1 of 10 solar farms in Mississippi

(AP) — Amazon has announced plans to build a solar farm in Mississippi and in at least 10 other states, including Arkansas and Pennsylvania. The ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for a month

(AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Teens, young adults in foster system eligible for grants

(AP) — Mississippi teenagers and young adults who have spent time in the foster care system are now eligible for federal grants worth thousands of ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Former MS representative killed outside trailer where sister’s body found

Former state Rep. Ashley Henley   Former state Rep. Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was shot and killed while mowing the grass outside the home ... Read more

2 months ago by Mississippi Today.

Commission accepting nominations for Governor’s Arts Awards

(AP) — The Mississippi Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards. The annual awards recognize people and organizations that have made ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

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